Author: Wallenberg Committee

Anna Joseph

Anna Joseph

Master’s Student, Social Work and Public Health This summer I interned at Clínica de Familia La Romana (CFLR), a clinic located in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic. CFLR provides a wide range...

Jasmine Kipke

Jasmine Kipke

Neuroscience This summer I was able to set up a program to help women who are afflicted with obstetric fistula in the rural communities of Kashongi and Kitura in western Uganda. Obstetric fistula is...

Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni

Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni

Nursing This summer I had the opportunity to work with La Matria, an Argentinean non-profit organization that aims to better society through empowering individuals and communities. The empowerment occurs through a number of activities...

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

Biomedical Engineering I lived in two areas of the Dominican Republic this summer, conducting needs assessment through interviewing physicians, clinicians, patients and other community members as well as observing clinical practices. In the spirit...

Masha Gessen

2015, Masha Gessen

On Tuesday President Mark Schlissel awarded the Wallenberg Medal to Masha Gessen, Russian American author, journalist and activist. The University’s most distinguished award, the medal commemorates Raoul Wallenberg, Michigan Class of 1935, whose actions...

Katherine Finn's last day in Uganda.

Summer in Uganda

Katherine spent her summer in Uganda working with children who are cognitively impaired due to severe episodes of cerebral malaria. I spent the summer working with this amazing group of women who taught me...